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Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.

Tip: Parkinson's Law and Effective Workouts

Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.

Tip: Paused vs. Touch-and-Go Deadlifts

There's a time and place for each style. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Perform All Rep Ranges, Regardless of Goals

Train heavy. Train light. Train somewhere in between. It works for strength and size. Here's why.

Tip: Play the Long Game

The smart lifter's approach to training and nutrition programs.

Tip: Recovering? Reset your PR's

Getting back into the gym after being injured? Here's how you need to think about personal records.

Tip: Rest-Pause for Size & Strength

This training method not only works fast, it's also extremely satisfying if you like heavy weights. Check it out.

Tip: Reverse Your Romanian Deadlift

Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.

Tip: Roll the Bar, Set a Deadlift PR

World record deadlifts have been set using this method, but some powerlifters hate it. Check it out.

Tip: Science Reveals the Best Workout Split

Finally, a study that compares split routines with whole-body routines to show which one leads to more muscle.

Tip: Should I Use Lifting Straps?

Some say straps lead to a weak grip so they never use them. Others use them for damn near everything. Here's the smart lifter's approach.

Tip: Should You Auto-Regulate Your Training?

What's best, sticking to your program no matter what, or mixing it up based on how you feel that day? Here's what science says.

Tip: Should You Max Out Today?

Use this handy guide before you go all-out with your next PR attempt.

Tip: Simple vs. Systems vs. Science

Let's take a closer look at training science, bro-science, and the gurus who claim to know it all.

Tip: Sledgehammer Arm Training

To really build your forearms you need more than a few wrist curls. Add these sledgehammer exercises to your workouts.

Tip: Solid Walk-Out, Solid Squat

Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Tip: Squat Like a CAT

Use this training method to perfect your technique and build explosiveness out of the hole.

Tip: Squat This Far Down for Best Results

Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.

Tip: Squat With This Bar

This specialty bar has three huge benefits. Here they are, plus 3 new exercises to try out.

Tip: Stop Bouncing Your Deadlifts

Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Worrying About Being Over 40

Should you change how you train after the age of 40 or so? Maybe you just need a change in mindset instead.

Tip: Straps, Thick Grips, and 40-Second Wrist Curls

The pros and cons of straps, how to really train your grip and forearms, and more.